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So I have all the symptoms of being overtrained again. Having been through it before I am not worried and I'm confident that with rest and sleep it will go away within the week.
This has happened twice now and I'm trying to get more information about it to enable me to manage it better next year. There is shed loads on the internet but most is just high level stuff that isn't really appropriate.
Here's what happens to me - first I'm aware of being more tired than usual but the first thing I really notice is I start to get massive cravings for sugar. I end up eating bags of sweets even though I know its the wrong thing to do; its almost uncontrollable. Then the exhaustion sets in. I go to bed sleep 8/9 hours and wake up feeling shattered, I want to go back to sleep but I can't. I then spend the whole day dragging my body around feeling like I am about to fall asleep at any minute, its very challenging to deal with when working. I got rid of it last time by spending about 3/4 days literrally doing nothing. Suddenly I notice my appetite returns to normal and then the energy returns.
I'm having an operation on Wendesday and I'm not allowed to exercise for 6 weeks. I think the abstinance will do my body the world of good.
What I'd really like to understand is what is going on in the body to cause it and is there anyway I can track some indicators so that I don't get in this state next year.